Learn about sustainable living, helping with art and organic gardening projects in El Dorado, CA USA




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  • Beschreibung


    We are a queer owned creative artist sanctuary on a peaceful 10 acre property in California gold country on the Cosumnes River. A little known historic landmark, it was once a busy general store during the gold rush. It is an oak filled landscape, with a small house, several small outbuildings, and several gardens & art projects. We hope for it to become an accessible place for small gatherings that include sharing/teaching and creative isolation. This is not for profit, and I work full time from home. We don't sell what we grow but rather share with our neighbors, and we dont rent out the space, but like to share it with friends to get away from the city.

    We live in a small humble house and for our friends and future workawayers, we offer a rustic cottage and a treehouse sleeper where an outdoor kitchen is provided.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We love to share what we have learned, and hope to learn from others too as we still have so much to learn—about living sustainably, stewarding the land, DIY projects, gardening and landscaping.

    Organic Gardening / Landscaping:
    • composting
    • irrigation
    • raised beds
    • weeding
    • orchard maintenance
    • dormant sprays, winter pruning
    • summer pruning, thinning,
    • grafting
    • terracing
    • stone walls
    • fountains
    • path making
    • mowing/weed whacking
    • fencing

    Garlic is one of my favorite things to grow in the garden, and also grow tomatoes in the summer, and lots of brassicas (especially mustard and arugula) in the cold seasons. We also have lots of fruit trees, especially stonefruits, and I have been learning to graft stonefruits and pears. Between the deer, gophers, voles, and birds, growing can really be a challenge here and thwarting these critters has been a steep learning curve. After 7 years I still feel like I am just getting started there is so much to learn.

    My vision for the property is that it is a 10 acre garden. It is already well on its way, as there are old stone walls and foundations all throughout. I want to build on what has been done here already using these traditional methods.

    DIY / Building:
    • basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical,
    • treehouse building

    • painting
    • led/light sculpture
    • silkscreening
    • fiber arts
    • carpentry

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

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    Gardening, landscaping, and small DIY/building projects. Looking for people to bring their creativity and skills for all sorts of projects and always open to suggestions. Helping with stone walls / concrete, mural painting, terracing & pathmaking, mowing/weeding are some examples of projects we would love to have more help with.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Grundkenntnisse
    Französisch: Grundkenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    We have an insulated guest cottage with a comfortable full size bed. It has electricity and composting toilet. The cottage has heat for when it is cold (Dec/Jan nights can drop below 20 degrees) and a swamp cooler and fans if needed when it is hot (summer days can get up over 100 degrees).

    Right outside the cottage is an outdoor kitchen with sink, stove and BBQ Grill. There is also an outdoor shower (April-October).

    We grow as much as we are able in our organic garden. We also try to shop as organic and local as we can. My partner leans toward meat eating and I try to eat more vegetarian, so we usually have both options available.

    • Coffee ready early, but I like to fast in the morning, so food is self serve until then. (toast, oatmeal, granola, yogurt, fruit etc).

    • Eggs / brunch provided around noon

    • Dinner provided around 7

    Will try as hard as we can to accommodate special requests.

    I work full time from home and because of our limited internet signal in deep country, our internet is very limited. No live streaming music or videos. We often play music and sometimes do outdoor movies from a hard drive since we can't do streaming.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are on the Cosumnes river with a beautiful private swimming hole. The water temperature is very nice for swimming May–September. We are 15 minutes from Placerville, and 10 min from the Shenandoah wine tasting / vineyards (known for Barbera). We are on a quiet road great for bicycling (but a big climb to the top). It is best to have transportation to get into town.

    In our spare time, we relax, look to see the next wave of birds that have flown in for the season, work on art, and connect with our friends in the outside worlds. In the heat of summer, we spend much time in the river. We partake in beer and alcohol in moderation and out of respect to others, recommend yours is the same.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    We have adopted 2 feral cats that insist on being “outdoor cats”, have 2 cats of our own that plays in and out of the house. We love cat friendly dogs, .

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week or equivalent

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Kultureller Austausch: (4.3)

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